Sell Your Home in Southeastern North Carolina
Selling your home can be easy. Let our experienced staff help you make it happen.
The Cheek Team is a team of local real estate experts ready to reveal the secrets of how we can help you sell your home. From setting the price to creating marketing campaigns for traditional, social and online media, we’ve got a proven plan that will match your home with the right buyers for the right price.
We are committed to fast, professional and courteous personal service to help you understand and feel at ease throughout the home selling process. Our trained and certified agents specialize in the Southeastern North Carolina real estate market and are prepared to sell your home to the right buyer for the best price.
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Why do I need a real estate agent?
This is a question we hear from people trying to sell their home every day. Studies show that home sellers who use a real estate agent to represent them generally get a better price than those who sell their home themselves. That is because agents stay up to date on critical processes, and can keep your home sale to the letter of the law.
Our brokers here at The Cheek Team of Keller Williams Realty can help you get your home sold at the best price possible, in the right time frame, by marketing your home locally and online, and by being available to interested buyers whenever they call, text or email.
Working with a real estate agent also adds objectivity to the inherently emotional transaction that is selling your home.
Before Your Home Is Listed
It’s important to have your home in good showing condition before buyers start going through it. Here are some steps to take:
- Spot Paint
Touch up interior and exterior paint as needed.
- Update Carpet
Install new carpeting and flooring if it appears worn or dated.
- Curb Appeal
Make sure the front is clean and spruced up – curb appeal will create a favorable first impression.
- Trim and Rake
Trim bushes and plants as needed, and make sure the lawn is kept mowed and trimmed. In autumn, rake the leaves; in winter, keep the snow shoveled.
- Extra Cleaning
Keep the interior clean, uncluttered and odor-free. Eliminate evidence of pets.
- Minimize You to Maximize Them
Minimize personal items such as family photos. You want buyers to see themselves living in the home
- Start Packing
Consider putting excess furniture and belongings in storage. Now’s the time to clean out the garage and basement and sell, give away or throw away items you don’t need any more.
- Find Potential Problems Early
Consider having a pre-listing inspection performed. Buyers will be hiring professional inspectors; here’s your chance to address problems in advance.
- Professional Staging
Consider engaging a professional stager to give your home the right emotional appeal.
During the Listing Period
When potential buyers visit your home, either find something to do away from your home for a couple hours, or make yourself as inconspicuous as possible.
Have fresh flowers in the entryway. It makes for a friendly introduction into your home.
If offers are made that don’t match your hoped-for price, don’t reject them offhand. Pay attention to your agent’s advice.
Consider dropping the price if several months go by with few or no offers, but if you and your agent have priced your home properly from the start, this shouldn’t be necessary. Don’t get discouraged. In buyer’s markets, homes can take time to sell.